Other local planning policies

The Salford Local Plan: Development Management Policies and Designations was adopted by full Council on 18 January 2023. It now forms part of the statutory development plan for Salford and replaces all of the saved policies of the Unitary Development Plan.

Salford’s development plan is the starting point for determining planning applications.

The city council has also produced a range of other documents that support the implementation of the development plan and which may be material considerations in determining planning applications. Whilst the development plan has changed since these documents were published, provided that the document remains consistent with the development plan, it can continue to be treated as a material consideration in determining planning applications. The council will undertake a comprehensive review of the supplementary planning documents and other documents in due course.

The supplementary planning documents have the greatest weight as they form part of the ‘local development framework’. However, the other documents also have weight as they have been subject to public consultation and adopted by the city council (with the exception of the contaminated land guidance).

The various documents can be broadly split into those that relate to specific parts of the city, and those that relate to particular issues. Some documents have both an area-based and topic-based element to them and so are included in both lists below.

Area-based documents

The area-based documents can broadly be split into those that cover parts of the Regional Centre, which is the area of ‘city centre’ type development broadly around Chapel Street and Salford Quays, and those affecting other parts of the city.

Regional centre

Rest of Salford

Topic-based documents


Environmental issues


Planning obligations

Other issues

Downloadable documents

If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.

This page was last updated on 2 February 2023

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